MPV_APPA Public Policy Analysis

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
2/1/0. 8 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. JUDr. Ivan Malý, CSc. (lecturer)
Ing. Marek Pavlík, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. JUDr. Ivan Malý, CSc.
Department of Public Economics - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Contact Person: Mgr. Jana Nesvadbová
Supplier department: Department of Public Economics - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Fri 8:00–9:50 P312
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
MPV_APPA/01: Fri 10:00–11:50 P312, I. Malý, M. Pavlík
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to give the students a chance to understand principles of policy formulation and policy analysis in the general context; learn to use policy analysis methods and use that general framework for detailed insight into one of the most important public policies - health policy.
Learning outcomes
Student will be able to:
- evaluate outputs and coutcomes of puiblic policies
- to understand the complexicy of public policy issues - to analyze the process of policy formulation and implementation
- to understand basic priciples of health care sector and health economics
  • The course is split into two parts. The first one provides a general knowledge base about policy analysis while the second applies this knowledge on health policy.
  • 1) Public policy’s basic principles, values, and issues
  • 2) Concepts for public policies investigation and policy making
  • 3) Actors and their roles
  • 4) Implementation, foreseeing the outcomes of the public policy
  • 5) Policy analysis – principles, general approaches
  • 6) Selected methods of a public policy analysis
  • 7) Introduction to health policy; objectives of HP; health – concept, measurement; policy issues, equity, freedom of choice...
  • 8) Health care systems - organization, institutions, economics
  • 9) Actors and policy measures
  • 10) Financial systems as a subject of policy negotiations
  • 11) Selected segment of HP analysis, recommending preferred policies
  • 12) Global trends in health policy, reforms
    required literature
  • DUNN, William N. Public policy analysis. Fifth edition. 456 stran. ISBN 9781292020211. info
  • HOWLETT, Michael and M. RAMESH. Studying public policy : policy cycles and policy subsystems. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003. v, 311. ISBN 0195417941. info
    recommended literature
  • DYE, Thomas R. Understanding public policy. 11th ed. Upper Saddle River: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2005. xvii, 356. ISBN 0131174525. info
  • WEIMER, David Leo and Aidan R. VINING. Policy analysis : concepts and practice. 4th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2004. xix, 501. ISBN 0131830015. info
  • GUPTA, Dipak K. Analyzing public policy : concepts, tools and techniques. Washington, D.C.: CQ Press, 2001. xxiv, 408. ISBN 1568025556. info
    not specified
  • Health reforms in Central and Eastern Europe : options, obstacles, limited outcomes. Edited by James Warner Björkman - Juraj Nemec. Hague: Eleven International, 2013. x, 296. ISBN 9789462360631. info
  • SALTMAN, Richard B. and Josep FIGUERAS. European health care reform : analysis of current strategies. Copenhagen: World Health Organization-Regional Office for Europe, 1997. 308 stran. ISBN 9289013362. info
  • PETERS, B. Guy. Advanced introduction to public policy. x, 203. ISBN 9781781955765. info
  • CAIRNEY, Paul. Understanding public policy : theories and issues. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. xvii, 327. ISBN 9780230229709. info
Teaching methods
Main learning methods: lectures, seminars with group discussions, readings (200-250 pages).
Tutorials are held one per two weeks, while a week without contact with a tutor is designated for reading.
Assessment methods
Reaching at least 50% from a midterm exam is required for an access to the final oral examination.
The final grade is composed of: 20% essay presentation and defense, 30% essay midterm, 50% midterm
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2021.
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